Today is Earth Day folks! Go hug trees! *frolics about with a daisy crown in fields of flowers* Yeah...I wish, lol. Actually, if there was any picture that is perfect in my mind for Earth Day, it is one of our drama department professors hugging a panda. It is the most adorable picture I've ever seen and it hangs on his office wall. I smile every time I see it, and sometimes I go visit just so I can go look at the panda and giggle on the inside. I wish I had some really exciting news or events that I'm doing for today, but alas, I am lame and have done nothing of note other than eating Chinese food in our state capitol. :) I have a good friend who works there and we had lunch today. I love being able to run around the capitol building for no reason, lol, it's so much fun.
This weeks prompts from Mama Kat are all really good... I might just have to indulge in more than one. We will at least start with this one:
2.) When is it okay not to listen to the words? Explain about a song you really love that has lame lyrcis or lyrics you simply don't understand.
Most of the songs like this for me are more heavy rock songs. There's a couple songs by Buckcherry and a group called Between the Buried and Me that have an awesome rhythm/guitar riff/drum solo that I just love, but the lyrics can be...special. I'm not even going to tell you what they are because I try to keep my blog PG and not offend folks lol. But I really am a sucker for a great guitar riff or good percussion, and sometimes that comes with screamy or offensive lyrics. However, a great band that has RIDICULOUS skills is Dragonforce. I would also like to point out that I liked Dragonforce before they became more popular due to Guitar Hero. I have a friend who finds obscure bands and liked to play them in shop, so I've discovered a lot of stuff through him (Hi Dan! *waves*). For your viewing and listening pleasure I have included a video of one of my favorite songs of theirs (it is the one from Guitar Hero, and how STOKED was I that they put on my favorite so I could pretend I was awesome too!), it's called Through the Fire and the Flames (no explicit language that I know of, so we're good there! Yay!). I'll tell you now the video is 5 minutes long (most of their songs range from 5 to 10 minutes...I know, right?), and they're kind of reminiscent of a cranked up 80's hair band. So if 80's rock isn't your cup of tea, feel free to skip it. :) Or if you just want to see/hear some amazing guitar, just forward to about 3:00 in the video and watch from there. The whole thing is amazing because they play SO fast and are unaltered (i.e. not sped up post-recording), but if you just want to see what I mean, that's the chunk to watch. I'm pretty ecclectic in my music (you should see my iPod...it's craziness) so don't think I just sit around and head bang all day, lol! But those are just a couple where the song part overlooks the lyrics part for me.
Hmmm... so I think that's all for today. I have a road trip and stuff tomorrow, so more exciting things to come. Oh, and I got a haircut, so I'll take pics to post too. :) I might even try blogging from my phone! Exciting! Hope everyone has a great day!